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Community Appreciation Day

Celebrate Life & Learning

Please join Columbia College-Jefferson City as we celebrate Life & Learning at the Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is free to attend and is open to the public. Free food will be served and the scheduled activities include: interactive educational exhibits, community partner displays and freebies, a children’s room full of fun activities, child safety seat checks, and door prize giveaways every 15 minutes. Attendees who donate blood to benefit the American Red Cross or bring a food item to donate to the Samaritan Center will be in a drawing for great prizes such as a Grand Suite stay at the Camden on the Lake and a $50 gift card to H. Toads Bar & Grill, St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a massage package by Therapeutic Touch, gift certificates to local businesses, and more! Columbia College-Jefferson City is located at 3314 Emerald Lane.  For information call 573-634-3250.

When: Saturday, August 24th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: On-campus in Jefferson City, MO

Cost: Free


Sponsors--Columbia College-Jefferson City thanks all of our generous sponsors!

International Blends
Sam’s Club
Donita’s Catering
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Camden on the Lake
H. Toads Bar & Grill
St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs
Therapeutic Touch
Bones Restaurant
J. Pfenny’s SportsGrill and Pub
Richard Wiles & Associates
Lighthouse Preparatory Academy
Helias Foundation
Lewis & Clark Task Force
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Madison’s Café 
Railwood Golf Club
Richard Wiles & Associates

Schedule of Events   (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Live radio remote from 11:00 – 1:00

Hot dogs, chips and soda free to everyone!

Door prize drawings every 15 minutes

Samaritan Center Food Drive-Donate and you could win one of the grand prize drawings below!

American Red Cross Blood Drive-Donate and you could win one of the grand prize drawings below!

Jefferson City Police Department and Patrol Car

Jefferson City Fire Department and a ladder truck

Missouri State Highway Patrol with Patrol Truck and child safety seat checks

Missouri National Guard with military vehicle

Interactive Educational Exhibits including: 

  • Abe Lincoln in the Historical Artifacts Room                                
    • Mark Rehagen as Abe Lincoln will provide open Q&A sessions 11:30 and 1:00  
    • MO State Parks & MO State Museum with 1850's General Store goods              
  • Therapeutic Touch massages with posture analysis by Dr. Stephanie Miller, D.C. and Raw Food Facts room           
  • The Children’s Room including:                                
      • Scooter, the famous Columbia College Mascot!
      • Boys and Girl Scouts along with interesting information and exhibits                                
      • Macaroni Kid with fun kid’s activities                                
      • Clowns with face painting and balloon art  
  • Solve the Crime Scene set up by the Missouri Highway Patrol--look at the interactive clues and crack the case! 

2 p.m. Grand prize drawings for Blood & Food Donors will be held (need not be present to win)

  • Grand Suite one night stay at Camden on the Lake & $50 gift card to H. Toads Bar & Grill
  • (2) St. Louis Cardinals Tickets
  • Kansas City Chiefs memorabilia item
  • Massage Party Package for 8 from Therapeutic Touch
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Bones Restaurant
  • $25 Gift Certificate to J. Pfenny’s Sports Grill & Pub
  • 4 rounds of golf from Railwood Golf Club plus 4 sleeves of Titleist Pro V golf balls from Richard Wiles & Associates
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Madison’s Cafe
  • Gift certificates to local businesses…..and more!

Community Partner Displays

AAQ Drug Screening
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City
Columbia College-Serving the Public Servants
C & S Business Services
Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri
Dreams to Reality
HER Magazine/News Tribune
Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jefferson City Parks & Recreation Department
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Department of National Resources
Missouri Division of Tourism
Missouri River Regional Library
Missouri State Archives
Missouri State Museum
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
MOST-Missouri College Savings Plan
Runge Nature Center
Providence Bank
Special Learning Center
Springfield Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau
US Department of the Interior National Park Service
Wells Fargo

Columbia College-Jefferson City thanks all of our community partners who are joining us to make the 2013 Community Appreciation Day a big success!